Minimum/optimal sector_size for jffs2

Peter Menzebach pm-mtd at
Fri Sep 23 07:30:33 EDT 2005

Artem B. Bityutskiy wrote:
> Peter Menzebach wrote:
>> Hi,
>> since my grep through the source code was not successful:
>> Is there a minimum possible jffs2_sb_info.sector_size and somewhere a 
>> definition?
> There is probably no minimum value, but not because it doesn't matter, 
> just because nobody cared adding a check.
>> Is there somewhat like an optimal sector_size?
> Not sure about optimal, probably yes. Consider the following aspects:
> 1. There is an array (c->blocks[]) with one element per eraseblock. The 
> smaller is yur eraseblock - the larger is the array.
> 2. The eraseblock size cannot be less then PAGE_SIZE + sizeof(struct 
> jffs2_raw_inode). PAGE_SIZE is mostly 4096 bytes.
I was not precise in terms. When I talked about erasesize, I mean 

As far as I see in the code, for jffs2 the erase vloack size (used by 
jeb) is jffs2_sb_info.sector_size.

So, in these terms, the jffs2 sector_size has a minimum:
jffs2 sector_size >= PAGE_SIZE + sizeof(struct jffs2_raw_inode)

That's the information, I wanted to confirm.

>> I have here a device (dataflash), which has a very small
>> erase/write page size (1056 bytes).
> Err, AFAIR, I explained why you cannot use 1056 bytes eraseblocks... It 
> is simply too small.
See explanation above, sorry for the confusion ;) .

Best regards

Peter Menzebach
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